Oct 18, 2007 Commission Meeting Notice

Oct 18, 2007
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Waterfront Plaza Hotel
Spinnaker Room
10 Washington Street
(Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 836-3800

Tentative Agenda

  1. 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
  2. 8:30 a.m.- Call to order, welcome and purpose of the workshop
    (Sean Randolph, BCDC Chair)
  3. Public Comment Period (Each speaker is limited to three minutes)
    A maximum of 15 minutes is available for members of the public to make comments and suggestions on any topic. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes. This will be the only opportunity for public participation in the workshop discussion.
  4. Introduction of the facilitator and recorder
    (Will Travis, BCDC Executive Director)
  5. Role of the facilitator, recorder, participants and public; strategic planning elements; and review of agenda
    (Marilyn Snider, Facilitator)
  6. Introductions of participants
  7. Summary of background information and presentation on the impacts of climate change on San Francisco Bay
    (Will Travis, BCDC Executive Director)
  8. Review BCDC’s mission statement; vision statement; ongoing goals; and three-year goals
  9. Assess the strengths of BCDC and its accomplishments since the September 2006 strategic planning workshop
  10. dentify BCDC’s internal weaknesses and challenges
  11. dentify the external positive (opportunities) and negative (threats) factors and trends
    (e.g., economic, political, environmental, technological, attitudinal) that may have an impact BCDC in the next three years
  12. Identify three years goals that BCDC needs to accomplish
  13. For each goal, establish strategic objectives that can be accomplished in the next year (i.e., who will be accountable for what specific measurable result being accomplished by when)
  14. Identify next steps and a follow-up process to monitor progress in achieving the goals and objectives.
  15. Summary of the workshop and closing remarks
  16. 4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Participation
The primary purposes of the Strategic Planning Workshop are to allow the Commission to define its vision, establish its goals, and to develop a strategic plan for achieving these goals. To encourage maximum dialog between Commission members, both Commissioners and their Alternates are invited to attend and fully participate in the workshop.

Members of the public are invited to observe the proceedings, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided at the beginning of the workshop. However, the general public will not be able to participate in the workshop discussions.
Location. The workshop will be held at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. A map and directions to the hotel are attached.

Time
The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. Throughout the workshop, the discussion will be progressive (i.e., each subsequent issue on the agenda will build on previous discussions and decisions). Therefore, participants are ly encouraged to arrive on time and stay for the entire afternoon.

Attire
Informal and candid discussion will be the order of the day at the workshop. Therefore, casual attire is encouraged.

Break
There will be a break in the proceedings in mid-morning and mid-afternoon to allow participants to return phone calls, refresh themselves and enjoy refreshments, which will be provided for participants. There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Access to Meetings
Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act
As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to

  1. publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting;
  2. describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and
  3. refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.

Speaker Sign-Up and Time Limits If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a "Request to Speak" form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.

Questions and Staff Reports If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Campaign Contributions State law requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on the "Request to Speak" form or in your testimony if you have made campaign contributions in excess of $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioner(s) you have contributed. Other legal requirements govern contributions by applicants and other interested parties and establish criteria for Commissioner conflicts of interest. Please consult with the staff counsel if you have any questions about the rules that pertain to campaign contributions or conflicts of interest.

Access to Meetings Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.